Interview: R’n’B Star Lloyd in Abu Dhabi
R’n’B artist Lloyd is jetting into the UAE to perform at Abu Dhabi hot spot Etoiles. We sat down for a quick chat with him about Kanye and his reputation as a ladies man!
It’s your third time to the UAE – still hitting the tourist trail?
I still haven’t been in the world’s tallest building [the Burj Khalifa], so maybe this time I’ll get to check it out. Outside of that I’m probably just gonna chill, maybe hit the ski slope, and a few restaurants. The food here is great!
You’ve collaborated with Lil Wayne and Ludacris, who else would you like to work with?
Kanye. As a producer and artist it doesn’t get any better than Kanye West.
Your new album is called King of Hearts, is that some reference to you being a bit of a ladies’ man?
Yeah, a little bit! But it’s more than just that. It’s about knowing women, knowing what they want, and being able to give that to them. Ten different women might want 10 different things. That’s why this new album is not just about relationships.
Who’s your favourite artist at the moment?
I was just in Denmark performing on The Voice and while I was there I had the chance to meet and work with a very talented Danish artist called Medina. She’s dope. If y’all aren’t up on her in the UAE, check her out.
INFO: Free entry, doors open 11.30pm, Friday 9 March, Etoiles, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, www.etoiles.com.